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. hitler's idea at this point was to invade france and knock britain out of the war thereby. with the intent later on to invade the soviet union. he hated communism. this is one thing that was really part of his agenda. he was actually going to invade france in the wintertime, ma in november-december. he had to put that off because -- spent of 1939? >> of 1939. because of the invasion plans fell into the hands of the french and the british, soy put off the invasion until may, and he came up with a new plan. the old plant actually had been similar to world war i. it was going to come through belgium, along the channel coast, and down into paris. but he had to completely rearrange that, and he came up with you do, one of his generals, to think through belgium, but send the majority of these armored power through the our danforth further south and coming behind any french and british armies that went into belgium once the war started. and this worked perfectly, beginning may 10 of 1940» and the british and the french did what the germans expected, asz soon as the germans went
to an absolute tax revolution in a country like france, doesn't it? >> well, i think it's a big departure from french people, and overall population for sure. and a real tax revolt would be for them to kick, you know, the people who govern them and have been for all of these years out of power and actually truly market oriented. stuart: are you french? >> yes. you're speaking in terms of free markets in france. >> yeah, imagine that. stuart: wait a second, prime minister hollande, the prime minister for six months or something like that, the guy who instituted the 70% tax. >> he campaigned on it. stuart: and people voted him in. >> the irony, the 75% tax rate is called a patriot, you know-- which made me laugh because the french are everything, but patriotic. stuart: and you've got people like depardu leaving and people are saying he's a hero for leaving, and not paying the patriotic tax, that's a repudiation of the tax and repudiation of the socialists? >> it could be. remember, like he's not the first one to leave. so first left-- before that. >> and he went back after years and moved his--
king is trying once again to win over tastebuds in france, after a 15 year absence from the country. in the world open a branch at the more silas' airport over the weekend. >> bringing it in another chance the market average closed nearly 40 locations in france in 1997 cells were poor. >> it is also planning a second location in the country in 2013. >> a slight increase in brighgas prices. >> the average price for a gallon of gas regular gas is $3.62 in san francisco. >> in san jose $3.53. and $3.52. in oakland. the average across california $3.54. >> and a reminder of the bay area favorite way bring in new year is always with kron 4. the biggest partisan spectacular fireworks will be on kron for new year's live show. it's hosted by catherine heenan and gary radnich . kron fours news live start at 1130 on new year's eve. >> welcome back the time is 4:14. >> there is plenty of snow off to the side in the lake tahoe area. resort are reporting lots of fresh powder. we are talking feet of fresh powder. and outlets and by three has also been downgraded from and several to moderate. >> i
magazine editor anna wintour oz our next u.s -- as our next u.s. ambassador to the u.k. or maybe to france. white house with press secretary jay carney defended the idea, insisting that nondiplomats like ms. wintour can make good envoys. >> what qualities does the president look for when he's going to pick an ambassador? an important ally like france or the u.k.? >> you know, i think that the president in all of his personnel appointments looks for talent, wisdom and character in his appointees, and he would do that regardless of the position. >> is it important for a diplomat to be diplomatic? [laughter] >> one of the, i mean, another way of addressing that is to answer the question there have been enormously effective diplomats in this country's history who have not necessarily risen through the diplomatic corps. we had one of the greatest diplomats of his generation pass away not long ago, richard holbrooke, and i think everyone who knew him or sat across from the table from him would agree he was not by anyone's traditional definition particularly diplomatic. >> no. but he was also a b
to others across the country. in france. the government has thrown out a plan to tax the country's ultra-rich at a 75 percent rate. the tax was one of the president's campaign promises. however, a consititutional council says the amount was excessive. some felt that the tax would not solve the country's fiscal problems. and would only push wealthy people out of the country. france's most famous actor, gerard dep-ard-doo, recently moved to belgium to avoid taxes. meanwhile, unemployment in france rose in november for the 19th straight month. coming up on kron 4 news weekend, ??is "mcdreamy" trading in his scalpel for a coffee apron? we'll be checking out all things hollywood with all today's entertainment news in just a few minutes. music) >> from billie holiday. open >> she is so good she is going be playing at the new year's eve at the razz room >> it is great to have you. and i love hearing your music you can do all types of great sounds. can you tell me who inspired you? >> i started loving the little rascals and i also loved darla. [laughter] . i thought that you were going to say th
representative of the syrian people at an international conference in morocco. britain and france, they've already extended full recognition to that coalition. >>> well, secretary of state, hillary clinton, was supposed to represent the u.s. tomorrow at the friends of syria meeting in mow co but she has a -- morocco but she has a stomach flu. >>> congress is scheduled to break for the holidays this friday. as alison burns reports from our washington, d.c. newsroom, both parties have their sticking points. alison? >> reporter: tori, the pressure is on. members of congress are back this morning after a long weekend. and in just about 15 minutes, democrats will be speaking out about the fiscal cliff saying medicaid should not be subject to cuts. in the past 48 hours since president obama and john boehner met face to face, no details on the discussions have -- have been released. the president said he's willing to compromise but maintains his stance on tax increases for the wealthy. >> we ask the wealthiest americans to pay 2%. i won't comhe promice on -- compromise on that >> reporter: and
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but resigned. terms of the settlement are confidential. she still faces prostitution related charges in france. >>> tonight, the music world is mourning the death of a superstar. the body of grammy nominated singer jenni rivera was found in the wreckage of a crash near mix co. rivera and six others died -- mexico. the 43-year-old was headed back to central mexico with her interage. cbs 5 reporter len ramirez has more. >> you could hear the music blaring out as people played the music to remember the life that was lost. >> powering through her recent balleds of heart break it seemed her life was reaching a high point. for her many fans on both sides of the mexican american border it made news of her plane crash and sudden death all the more difficult to take. >> really very sad. i don't think nobody can believe what happened. so, so sad. >> rivera was a rarity in the recording industry, a rising star who was also a middle-aged mother of five who was a grandmother. she was a working single mom who hit it big incrossed over. born in southern california to mexican immigrant parents she spoke engl
, australia, france. i was amazed when i came to work here how many people from other countries come to visit our little town. >> and their little town's population has now blossomed to 60 residents. as clean tech job seekers stream into the area. >> it's terrific for me because it's sort of like i'm realizing my dream and doing something i really like doing that is turning into a business success. >> growman says he has more plans for town more solar panels. anything to get people within ecofriendly mind set to stop on by. harris back to you. >> harris: he has us talking about him so there you go. >> that's right. >> harris: anita, thank you. >> a warehouse filled with fireworks explodes killing one person and dozens of other person are hurt. it's our top story as we go around the world in 80 seconds. nigeria. it led to a massive fire in the country's largest city and their windows shook in homes files away. crews navigated through crowds. fireworks kept going off an hour after the initial explosion. some people reportedly suffered shrapnel wounds while others hurt putting out the flames. ka
the guns? we doesn't have that in france. >> some of the kids were as young as 5. >> nowhere but in america. and that's sad. >> reporter: but more than anything it seemed what dejected people the most was the hard realization that safe havens aren't. >> the thought that you can't send your kids to school and trust they will be safe, it's just, you know, just devastating. i don't want to think that there is that kind of evil in the world. >> reporter: in san jose, len ramirez, cbs 5. >>> the violence in connecticut prompted several bay area police departments to step up their schools' presence today. oakland, fremont, san leandro and palo alto all increased school patrols. the san francisco schools already have resource officers. extra police or not schools across the bay area are also addressing tragedy in connecticut. cbs 5 reporter joe vazquez is in san francisco with a look at how local school districts are handling it. >> reporter: schools across the bay area have spent the day reassuring parents that, yes, they are doing everything they can to keep their children as safe as possible.
the early days of aids activism in the u.s. film director david france posted a clip from his final interview with spencer cox after his death this week. >> i don't know what is going to happen. i don't know what is one happened today or next year. i just know you keep going. you keep progressing, you keep hoping. until you die. which is would happen someday. you make your life as meaningful as you can make it. you lived it. don't be afraid of who is going to like you or are you be inappropriate or are you being -- you worry about things like being kind. >> and those are some of the headlines. this is "democracy now!," democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman with juan gonzalez. >> welcome to all our listeners and viewers from around the country and around the world. we begin today's show with a look at the capture of osama bin laden, which is the focus of the controversial new movie, "zero dark thirty," which was released this week. billed as the story of history's greatest manhunt for the world's most dangerous man, the film has come under harsh criticism from r
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's ceo says applications were coming in at a rate of two per minute. and if you travel to france, speaking of traveling, and get a craving burger king has opened a brampbl at branch at the airport. now if you're traveling to france, you can have a whopper, although i don't think you're a vegetarian are you? >> yes, i am. but you've got to wonder what they saw in their research that made them go back to france. >> i think it's just globalization. you have more people traveling. you have americans -- it's widely known that americans are all over the market. bigger market and place to go. not too terribly surprising. >> lisa sylvester, thanks. >>> new englanders are shoveling snow while southerners are shir v shivering. the latest on what is a winter storm and what is coming next. what's that in reindeer-power? [ laughs ] [ pencil scratches ] [ male announcer ] chevy's giving more. get the best offer of the year -- 0% apr financing for 60 months plus $1,000 holiday bonus cash. plus trade up for an additional $1,000 trade-in allowance. hurry. bonus cash ends january 2nd. i just serve
the story of dominique strauss kahn. he had been a frontrunner for the presidency in france before a housekeeper here in new york said he sexually assaulted her in a hotel room in manhattan. prosecutors eventually dropped their criminal case after issues arose with the accuser's credibility, but she still brought her own civil suit against strauss kahn, and today a judge here in new york announced both sides had struck a deal, but of course, as with most settlements, no details of the settlement released. >>> well, you probably got a nice surprise last time you topped off your tank. prices on average of gas are falling. 2012 will still go down as the most expensive year for gas ever. how much lower could they go? we'll get to that. >>> if you think those assembly instructions leave ikea shoppers confused, what if you walked into the store and saw that? sharable data across 10 devices with unlimited talk and text. get a droid razr m by motorola for $49.99. >> shepard: the feds report traffic deaths on u.s. highways have dropped the lowest since harry truman was in the white house. a
of the country two years. >> let me guess, you've been in france. >> how do you know? i nailed it. >> bill: so you're roaming around dc and i always ask you this question, but it's interesting to me. what, a coupe dozen people? >> about two dozen. >> bill: all right. so whatha percentage of them hae any includ clue at all what's a? >> half of them were totally clueless. it's because it's so boring. no one cares. they're talking about trillions of dollars, and they do this man who cried wolf all the time. they have these cliffs with the debt ceiling, with the bush tax cuts. people are number to this. they do this every christmas. they don't care. >> bill: look. number one, when you say 16 trillion dollar debt, it doesn't mean to anybody. >> you can't wrap your head around that. >> bill: if you said look, if you don't make your car payment, they know. >> that's real money. >> bill: number two, it's a pretty complicated situation. it'sua not just raising the taxs on the wealthy and corporations, there's a lot of other stuff involved in it as well. out of the two dozen people, were there anybody -
that allow women to serve in combat. all are allies. israel france, new zealand finland, norway, serbia, swede and switzerland and the u.k. allows women to serve in artillery. why is america so far behind the rest of the world? >> you know, i think we're just attached to those past rules that have been in place and it is not really taking into account the change in the modern warfare today and the fact that women have really been in combat for the last ten years in the last two wars we've been in. >> john: 14% of the 1.4 million active military are women. but 238,000 jobs across the armed forces are completely off-limits to them. is there any reason that you are given consistently by the brass as to why this is? >> you know, i think the policy is in place just because it has always been in place. the military hasn't quite caught up yet. the reasons tend to be women can't keep up. women don't belong. they won't fit in. and again i don't have to argue about what good women are or the nature of women if we're aggress
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as the bomb killed michelle lei over france up she had with the father of s the bonds daughter. as the house lawyer and said she was the kill was done in the heat of passion. in 1901 is fighting for her life this morning after seeing a member found bound and gagged on a san francisco street. the victims were discovered on a 900 block of russell street around 830 sunday night. both were alive when there found the man later died of the hospital. according to police the women's injuries are life-threatening. no one has been arrested and the victim by the attendees have not been released. >> the stabbing of a 14 year-old boy happened on saturday and a walkway behind a nearby tech museum. the victims sought help at a carnival cross the street from the christmas and the park. police as is the stabbing as an isolated incident. a spokesman says the security detail assigned to the park may expand patrol efforts but there are currently no plans at extra officers officers. the 40 year-old victim suffered non-life threatening injuries and his assailants remain at large. the pedestrians struck and killed
to this government in exile, if you will, as being recognized by france, the uk, turkey, gulf cooperation council countries and now the united states. >> this is going to complicate things, because now at the same time we have this state department saying that a small portion of the rebels are terrorists. they are al qaeda. how does that complicate the situation? the u.s. is trying to support the rebels. the president says this is a legitimate organization, the government, and yet, you have terrorists inside on the ground as part of the rebel forces. >> these jihadi fighting forces are making the rebel advances by the way. when you hear them made in and around damascus and a big army base outside of aleppo overtaken by rebels, these are the fighting forces with training in iraq, the jihadis are foreigners. it's a small component but making advances. the head of the opposition group is criticizing the u.s. for designating this rebel group as a terrorist force perhaps he doesn't want to be seen as a puppet of the united states. by the way, the u.s. is now inviting the head of the opposition, the po
five, france. taxes are an issue there. i think the election of francois alaund and his rate on the top end as well as some of the other things he's doing in france, lowering the retirement age, this is sort of a litmus test in some ways and it's important. maybe richard can tell me i need to learn more about the british tax code. icons on the edge. a number of names you know at home, jcpenney, best buy stock has been hammered, the maker of the blackberry, once iconic, now struggling. >> they're gone. >> they're not gone. >> last one. congratulations. >> they're struggling, and i think it's the end of an era for some companies. the $25 billion bank settlement, a huge deal. some people said it was not enough. whatever your thoughts are, it was a big story. facebook, you remember them? they have come back in the last six weeks. everyone thought this was an ipo that was going to soar. >> who manages that company? >> mark zuckerberg. that guy right there. >> poorly, i would submit. >> he built it, so who are we to judge, right? maybe the public company is a different story, but that ipo flo
of several people president obama is considering for the ambassador post to the united kingdom or france. wintour is a u.s. citizen, but was born in the united kingdom. she is one of the president's biggest fund-raisers. >>> federal judge temporarily blocks federal law, banning the use of conversion therapy. his ruling applies to only three providers who want the law overturned. the therapy is aimed at helping change a minor sexual orientation from gay to straight. >>> 13 people dead, 32 wounded. now the judge in the case has been removed. u.s. court of appeals for the armed services says the judge showed bias when he ordered h hasan be forcibly shaved before his court-martial. hasasm n argued that he grew a beard in accordance with his muslim faith and the order violated his religious freedom. with the san antonio express news, joining us this morning. welcome. >> thank you. >> i thought it was against army regulations to have facial hair. >> it generally is. the regulation is so strict, in fact, that most of the people i've known in the military don't even wear mustaches. and when they
of france. >>> in a florida murder trial, didi meyers will not take the witness stand. she is charged with swindling, shakespeare out of $17 million and murdering him and burying his body. >> police are asking the help to solve the case. jack and jerry mcgee were shot to death excuse style last december. police believe the murders were well-planned but they have yet to identify any sus speck. jenna: a weather alert. parts of the upper midwest are digging out after powerful winter blast. this is blizzard conditions as you see on your screen and bringing record snowfall. meteorologist maria molina is live from the fox weather center with more. maria? >> that's right, we saw significant snowfall across portions of the midwest over the weekend. that is actually somewhat good news for the peel. we're looking at a lack of snowfall across the area over last several weeks. finally additional snowfall or significant snowfall falling across the area. today the storm is further off to the east. worst of the snowfall across portions of midwest. another aspect of this storm system ahead of it we h
of the gunman had just returned, short trip along to a luxury resort in new hampshire. france and greece the years she felt comfortable about leaving her son adam at home unsupervised. >> democrats say that the gop plan will not make it past the senate. beyond that the president has already said he will veto it if it gets to his desk. the back- and-forth continues in congress and hopefully by january 3rd they will get the deal done. we will be back in just a moment. >> the tool yet to yield the camera of america's most popular car fare poorly in a new front crash test by at the insurance institute for highway safety. in the test the camera is a front wheel ended at bending the passenger compartment foot well in word. the steering was pushed off so far the air bags did not deploy. the toyota pre as the hybrid wagon didn't perform any better. it also earned a poor rating. honda's accord sedan and this is to keep his eye she receives the institute's stock rating of good and the crash test. general motors is recalling nearly 119,000 pickup trucks in the u.s. because of that can fly open unex
's balanced and asks the wealthiest to pay more. megyn: melissa frances joins us. what are they arguing over? it seems like they are getting close. >> reporter: it seems like it. there is plan "a" and plan "b." plan "a" is the negotiation going on between speaker baron and the president. they are getting close with the president saying we'll raise taxes on people who make $400,000. he bummed it up to $400,000. boehner was at a million. there are thoughts they could settle at $500,000. then plan "b," the backup plan saying we take this bill from the senate. we talk about it in the house, we send it back. that started at $250,000. that one speaker boehner going in with this offer of $million. they might settle in the middle. all of these plans together cut spending by a trillion. so they are kind of -- it's almost this one for one ratio. the good old days we are talk about cutting spending by 3-1. that seems to be gone. it has a feeling like we are getting closer. there are a couple flies in the ointment. there are all the house republicans and conservatives, saying i don't know who speaker bo
in france, a high court has now just struck down a 57% income tax rate on the richest citizens they're saying it's excessive and unfair and unconstitutional. the ruling is a huge blow to the president who had promised during his campaign to raise taxes on the wealthy. katherine field is a correspondent for global radio news and joins us from paris. what did the courts say about this. >> reporter: good morning. the constitutional court said in essence that the tax failed to recognize a quality before public burden. it was going to applied to individuals rather than households. the courted noted that the top rate would apply to a married couple a as if one member were in the income bracket and 57% rate would not apply. so in essence this controversial tax is being rejected on a technicality. it's embarrassing for the socialist president alleand. you know just despite the court is saying the government has not backed down and was within the last few hours and saying the law will be tree ree drafted to con forp with the court's ruling. nevertheless, there is spill widespread support for
france winner was stripped of his titles, lost his sponsorships and left the board of his famous cancer charity live strong, after the u.s. anti-doping agency found he engaged in a long term pattern of blood doping during his career. armstrong still denies using performance-enhancing drugs. >>> number seven, wrong side of the street. few things are more universal for american children than sesame street and elmo. which makes the elmo sex scandal all the more shocking. kevin clash resigned as the voice of elmo after allegations he had sexual contact with underaged males. the show says no one there knew anything about it. >>> number six, congress behaving badly. the whiff of scandal doesn't mean you can't win a race for congress. jesse jackson jr. of illinois was re-elected even though he was absent for months due to mental health issues and under federal investigation for misusing congressional resources. weeks after the election he resigned. prolife republican congressman of tennessee had urged his pregnant mistress to get an abortion a decade ago. he denied the woman was pregnant or ha
is even further down. >> oh, no. >> france is down as well. france is just a notch above. >> so why is the united states and germany both number 16? >> well, i think it's to do partly with the economic prospects which are not so great. also to do with things like crime rate in the united states, people like to feel safe and they feel safer in some of these european countries and australia does work very well, too. >> what's great britain's problem? why are they -- >> many problems in britain. not the least we have not such great economic prospects prepared for a lot of these countries. and we have high rates of social problems as well. >> a lot of it is to do with social cohesion. when you look at the countries in the top, switzerland, australia, denmark, singapore, they all have a strong sense of national and social cohesion and i would say one of the questions that really affects quality of life in a country today is do people feel they're pulling together and feel part of society or not? >> is there a consistency about the top countries, what they're doing in terms of economic pl
at this hour, there they, they're all down. not great in france, but germany down about .7% and the ftse down fractionally. other news out of europe, debt tieback for from an day to receive additional buyback offers. those would be at deeply discounted prices and that would help lower the country's debt lead. >>> in asia, stocks touched a 16-month high and closed mostly higher on the session with good gains, as you can see, with the kospi up the most, 1.5 points. >> strong nebs out of china which suggest maybe the economy is rebounding more than expected. >> the exports. >> yeah. >> among the catalyst in asia trading today, economic stats out of china. export growths slowed sharply to 2.9% in december. that news j underscores the global headwinds dragging on the economy. but the chinese economy is showing solid signs of a pick up in domestic activity. industrial output was stronger than expected. the country has been saying for years it needs to shift a little bit from the export model the internal consumption. let their middle class grow and not be nearly as dependent on exports. and china's
person with a ph.d. in engineering from france. dick also started to all different committees. -- they also started 12 different committees. judiciary, committee on finance, and they were working on a number of products. i love today to talk about those projects those councils are working on. >> can we say a few words between the relationship of this council and the military? what we specifically referred to as the free syrian army? >> a few months ago they found it coalesce. it is headed up by the inspector general. all of those groups do maintain their separate identities. they are all fighting under the banner of this council. i would say the relationship is characterized it has two characteristics, if corroborative one and a competitive one. if it were not for that there would be no federated areas. everyone depends on the fsa to keep the assad regime from entering the city. that is the cooperative aspect. this is going into the future. you have an emergent civil society that is trying to govern this and provide basic goods and services. when i was an uphill i saw piles up
enough good things about our friends and colleagues in the european union and london and france, brussels, germany throughout and other countries as well. they are anxious as you know, they are anxious as to how this will work. we have said let's give it more time, let's work through the substitution of compliance issues, but they have been excellent. >> thank you. my time is expired. i yield back. thank you mr. chairman. >> thank you, mr. chairman and chairman gensler and director cook for being here. right that there is a different timetable that has been adopted by the sec and the cftc and compare of all requirements? >> you are right that we were given an easier task because we are just a future in the swaps regulator and they have such a broad portfolio. as we have completed about 80% of the rules. we have one year to complete the task but here we are two and a half years later. >> is that going to be confusing for the firms and costly for? >> there may be challenges. the swaps that we overseas, interest-rate swaps and physical commodities swaps and credit industries represent about
for broke regiment. he saw combat in italy and southern france and was badly wounded during an engagement for which he was awarded a distinguished service cross of which was later upgraded to the medal of honor, our highest award for military valor. with financial assistance from the g.i. bill, inouye graduated from the university of hawaii and the george washington university law school. daniel inouye won election to the united states house of representatives as the united -- the new state's first congressman. he is currently serving his eighth term in the united states senate. other people we have spoken to have talked about the first time they were sworn in as a member of congress. in 1959, you became the first member from hawaii. what was that like when you work first on the floor of the house of representatives? >> i spent some time in washington before this. i went to law school. i had never been on the floor of the chamber. it was an awesome experience for me to be among a multitude of giants and have teh speaker of the house swear me in. it was a simple ceremony, but i will never
forces, national coalition -- britain has recognized a group. france has recognized a group. it looks like next week the u.s. will recognize it. this will allow us to send more aid primarily humanitarian but also likely given where we are increased military aid to them which is now going through third parties like qatr. the bad news is these groups run the spectrum. they include al-qaeda-like forces. so two of the military bases that have fallen in recent weeks, two rebel forces have fallen to al-qaeda-like militias who have taken over. so unfortunately, what you're likely to see is after assad falls, then the real chaos begins. then you'll see fighting between the militia groups, some of which are definitely opposed to the united states and everything we stand for. >> bill: there is enough of a core, you believe? >> so that's the game right now. can you beef up those? can you increase those. so you actually -- i'm not making this up. you actually have diplomats from europe going to the syrian border, in some ca
. denmark tops the list. canada at 9. u.s. at 8. france at 7 and japan a measly 4. look at the top tax rates in these countries. americans pay 41.7% when you factor in federal, state and local taxes. dans are happy but pay more, 48%. why? in part because their taxes get them free health care and post secondary education. so, perhaps a more constructive conversation should center on how much we expect to benefit from government services, and how much we're willing to pay for those services. now, the negotiation between speaker boehner and president obama have given us a new term over which to obsess, chain cpi. it would change the way the federal government calculates inflation and those benefits that are tied to it. normally every year both wages and prices go up. the consumer price index or cpi measures how much prices go up by tracking a basket of goods that americans typically buy. this is used to calculate cost of living adjustments on social security. checks pay a little more each year as prices for what we need go up. one potential flaw in the system is that cpi assumes people don't ch
team doping scheme in the history of sports. armstrong, stripped of his tour de france titles and resigned from his cancer foundation. >> two words. jeremy lin. >> lin-sanity. >> can you believe this is happening? >> no. >> at the start of the year jeremy lin was a harvard grad trying to make it in the nba but over the course of ten days in february the asian american became a global sensation as he led the new york knicks on a seven-game win streak and single handedly reinvigorated a franchise that had fallen on tough times. >> four hours away from the big opening ceremony. >> you can really feel the buzz in london. >> for two weeks in summer the london olympics took center stage with barrier breaking performances. michael phelps who became the most decorated olympian of all time, american gabby douglas the first black woman to win the gymnastics individual all-around title. south africa's oscar pistorius the first double amputee to compete in the olympics and the female athletes from saudi arabia and qatar who were allowed to be competing in the olympics for the first time.
accused now of participating in a prostitution ring run out after luxury hotel in france. >>> 11-year-old boy in utah could face criminal charges after he brought a gun to school. the sixth grader said he wanted to protect himself from a newtown-style school shooting. jon: some new information on the closed-door hearings on the benghazi terror attack after a skathsing new report about what went wrong. an independent panel finds security at the u.s. mission in libya was grossly inadequate to deal with the september 11th attack. four americans were killed including our ambassador there. the report was highly critical of the state department for quote, systemic failures and leadership and management deficiencies. joining us now ambassador john bolton, former u.s. ambassador to the united nations and a fox news contributor. ambassador bolton, hillary clinton publicly said the buck stops with her on this, you know, security problem that led to the four deaths. this report suggests that nobody should be held responsible. i mean it talks about all of these problems but, doesn't lay the blame
friend of mind who lives here in the united states. he is of course living here, came from paris, france. his friends overseas are saying what is going on with the united states? these guys are actually saying, why can't the united states get this together because so many people throughout the world depend on us. look, our white house chief correspondent ed henry reports the president is rushing back to washington late tonight to get this deal done but is there enough christmas spirit and cheer on capitol hill that there can be goodwill expressed towards republicans and democrats to work in harm any to harmony to find something amenable to everybody? >> i think public opinion out there, public opinion clearly is not favorable to republicans at this moment about the fiscal cliff and the markets out there again could be very, very harsh if there is no deal. so i don't know about christmas cheer but i think there are certain political realities that say there's got to be something done, even if it's a temporary patch that allows them to say we're going to have the big vote in terms of the c
and others died when the playplane crashed in the mountains between france and italy. it took decade toz recovery the wreckage. he was identified through dna testing. one oregon mom gets a special early christmas gift from her son. >> merry christmas. >> i can't believe it. >> gretchen: that is sailor jeremy fogul. his mom didn't think he would make it home. sue said the surprise means that because jeremy spent last christmas in afghanistan as well >> clayton: merry christmas to all of the brave men and women around the world. this debate is not going to go down soon. the debate over gun control in this country . this comes on the heels of what happened on friday whenways conference that was critized and he was set to go on meet the press this weekend and everybody was going to see if he would offer up a consession. he's not budging at all. >> if it is crazy to call for putting police and armed security in our scol call me crazy. i tell you what, i think the american people think it is crazy not to do it. it is the one thing that keeps people safe and the n ra will do that. we'll support
for democrats. caller: how are you? good morning. well, france has a luxury tax of 75%. they're fighting a renouncing it is unconstitutional. i guess if we're going to go off the cliff, we will go off the cliff. the pen is mightier than the sword. the people that put us there, get rid of them. as all i can say. host: do you think going to a luxury tax would be the way to go? caller: i think so. the comparative luxury tax on the big yachts on the water down in florida. -- they can put a luxury tax on the yachts on the water in florida. guest: i think it is useful to step back. what happens if we go over the fiscal cliffs or even we get the type of deal that the president is looking for? what we are talking about is the top individual income-tax rate rising from 35% to 39.6%. that was the same texture that we had before 2001. -- that is the same tax rate that we had before 2001. we do not need to be up at the 75% level. i would not advocate that we go to the 75% level. that is not really where we are. that is not where we need to be. host: we hae a tweet. guest: the payroll tax is basicall
.s. postal service military accused of stealing mail and given credit cards to france is going to court today. >> he is said to have stolen the mail from the area of devon shire avenue in san carlos. authorities say at least three accomplices used the stolen credit cards. >> allen accounted bomb squad shut down a section opens in an attempt to remove all tnt. >> this is video from abc seven new spirit police shut down the 37 street between market and london streets. >> some residents were evacuated after police learned someone to turn in some old tnt four or two. >> the bomb squad was called in to remove all the more than 5 lbs. of explosives. >> police also at the close of the 900 block of 36 street at market. >> some mall shoppers and sacramento were sent to a panic after hearing what sounded like gunshots. >> this was the scene yesterday a shoppers ran from the are in fear mall. >> of the criticism as i saw it coming from a massive brawl that broke out involving 20 people. >> official said they found no evidence of a shooting. >> many stores went lot now, closing their metal gates, when th
of the far east of overshadowed by topless photos published in france, but kate carried on. >> this year she's been supportive from -- i think she's done everything that a princess should do besides looking stunning, of course. ♪ >> reporter: but 2012 was about one royal woman, the queen celebrated 60 years on the throne. her diamond jubilee marked the beginning of britain taking center stage. and at the london opec the queen had a starring role. >> good evening. >> good evening, your majesty. >> reporter: the queen shows little sign of slowing down,y about her oldest grandson now has to choose between his job as a helicopter pilot and becoming a full-time royal. >> the queen at 86, of course, is key for prince william to get more involved in the workings of the royal family. >> reporter: we know prince william will definitely have a new role in 2013. he'll become a dad. whatever the coming year brings for the royals, there will be at least one reason to celebrate. for "today," nbc news, london. >> it has been an amazing year for them. although the james bond image, the first that comes in
with britain and france. what are you talking about? and then he began to berate the defense ministry. he said he had been robbing our people, spending so much on defense, you're scaring everybody else. that is giving them an excuse for an arms race. and i'll tell you comrades, if we let them get by with forcing us into an arms race, we are going to lose. exactly what president reagan was trying to do, tactically. and i would say, you know, people at the time, i know some of martin's colleagues wouldn't say well, reagan but didn't pay that much attention to details. his eyes would glaze over. throwaway numbers of missiles of warheads, and true. he didn't look at those things. he concentrate on the basic things. how do i understand this as a fellow? how do i convince him to do something that is actually in his own interest? because his current policies are not. so we spent much more time, and i think, talking to reagan about where gorbachev is coming from, what his pressures were. and, of course, one of the things that we needed to do was, in this process, to convince him we are not out to do h
his shot of becoming france's president. >>> there has been a huge drop in gas prices. 46 sentcents a gallon. ali velshi says they could even drop more. >> a lot of it depends on what happens to the price of oil and that is going to depend on what happens in the world economy. there are two things happening right now that we need to think about. one is the fiscal cliff and recession in europe if things continue to slow down economically, we'll see less demand for gasoline and if there's more tension in the middle east, we'll see higher prices for oil. so those are two things that could affect the price of oil which will affect the price of gasoline. >> the average price at the pump is now down to $3.38 a gallon. the price of a gallon of gas is something that i have always tracked. it's kind of a game i played with my father. who could play the cheapest gas in town. >>> so what went wrong for republicans on election day? the gop is now planning what some are calling an autopsy with prominent members in charge of trying to pinpoint problem areas. that, next. capella university underst
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